Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 2002 Glossary

AOFM Australian Office of Financial Management
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
AUSTRAC Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
BIS Bank for International Settlements
CAC Act Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CGS Commonwealth Government securities
CGFS Committee on the Global Financial System
CHESS Clearing House Electronic Subregister System of the Australian Stock Exchange
CLS Continuous linked settlement
DoFA Department of Finance and Administration
EEO Equal employment opportunity
EMEAP Executives' Meeting of East Asia-Pacific central banks
FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FSF Financial Stability Forum
G7 Group of Seven
G10 Group of Ten
G20 Group of Twenty
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GOS Gross Operating Surplus
HLIs Highly leveraged institutions
IMF International Monetary Fund
NNPC National Note Processing Centre
NPA Note Printing Australia Limited
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OFCs Offshore financial centres
OH&S Occupational health & safety
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RITS Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System
RTGS Real-time gross settlement
SDRs Special drawing rights
Y2K Year 2000